Feral Children – Disturbing real stories of feral children illustrated by a photographer

The stories of feral children have always fascinated our collective memory, between urban legends and frightening stories. But you must know that many stories are true, and that many cases have been well documented since the 18th century to present day. For her project Feral Children, the German photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten, based in London, wanted to explore the real stories of feral children, found living among animals or locked in sordid prisons, and illustrate them with a series of harrowing photographs. With Feral Children, the photographer gives us her vision of these stories and crystallizes our imagination into strange and disturbing scenes. I also strongly recommend you to read her interview and the full stories, published on Feature Shoot.

Lobo Wolf Girl, Mexico, 1845-1852

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Oxana Malaya, Ukraine, 1991

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Kamala and Amala, India, 1920

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Genie, USA, 1970

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Shamdeo, India, 1972

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Prava – The Bird Boy, Russia, 2008

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Victor, The Wild Boy of Aveyron, France, 1797

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Marie Angelique Memmie Le Blanc, The Wild Girl of Champagne, France, 1731

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Marina Chapman, Columbia, 1959

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Madina, Russia, 2013

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The Leopard Boy, India, 1912

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Images © Julia Fullerton-Batten / source

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